Over the years, Lianne McNally has written, directed, and produced advocacy and promotional films for a number of different nonprofit organizations. On behalf of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), Lianne McNally created a film that celebrated the creation of the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River.
NYRP believes that all New York residents deserve access to beautiful public green spaces within walking distance of their homes and has undertaken a wide range of projects in all five boroughs. To promote public use of green spaces, the organization partnered with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the Morris-Jumel Mansion to curate events in 27 gardens and other green spaces this past summer. In total, more than 120 events took place, including art installations, movie series, dance and music performances, and workshops.
2016 marked the third year of bringing art to local communities through green spaces throughout the city. In years to come, the partnership looks forward to expanding offerings to even more community gardens and parks.